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Louise N19/03/2014 21:50:06
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l've been doing patchwork and quilting for about five years but have always had an interest in textiles and crafts. I started off by making patchwork cushions but now like to make small quilts for babies and children which I design myself. I use alot of applique on my quilts and mainly sew by hand, though I am getting more confident on the sewing machine! I would love to chat to other like-minded people as I don't know any other quilters!

Susan M20/03/2014 12:55:47
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Hello Louise,

You've come to the right place. Lots of lovely ladies here and all very helpful and chatty too.

have fun,


mandy20/03/2014 13:00:59
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Welcome Louise, you are definitely in the right place. There is always lots of chat (not just confined to patchwork) and if you need any help-just shoutsmiley


Tessa20/03/2014 13:34:58
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Welcome Louise,

You most definitely have started in the right place. We have dozens of ladies who are chatting on here everyday. Just ask a question and you'll be sure to get a good quality answer from someone. I've been quilting for about 20 years now....lots of experience but learning from others daily.


Crazy Canadian in Cumbria

Fiona20/03/2014 13:38:24
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Welcome Louise.

Irene B20/03/2014 14:01:23
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Hi Louise, welcome to this fab forum. You're in the right place to chat with like minded people. All very friendly, helpful and supportive.

Irene rose

Sylvia20/03/2014 14:10:17
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Second all that, welcome Louise. I live abroad and this is my patchwork group, wouldn't like to do without it.

Margaret S20/03/2014 14:31:09
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Welcome Louise. Have a good look round. As already said, if you need help just ask. There is usually someone who can help. If you have any photos, we like to see each others' work too.


Carol Dodge20/03/2014 16:00:03
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Hi Louise,

Welcome I am quite new and must say everyone is very friendly, really enjoing my journey into patchwork.

Carol D

Myra of Cheadle20/03/2014 16:31:13
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Welcome Louise,

Good to hear from you - hope you enjoy your forum time and sewing time. I too prefer hand-sewing but do use a machine for some things. However, I've moved house (recentish now) and I can find some blocks but not the sashing fabric (often machine sewn on) until I tackle THE box that is in, or boxes etc.

I attend a group called "Thursday at One" most Thursdays and we are trying to assemble (as a group was the original idea?) a wallhanging. I thought all the bits - hexagons / wadding and backing fabric were where we meet each week but I looked earlier today and only the extra fabric is there - that means the three sections are somewhere in the house or storage unit. There will be another delay while I track those down.


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